South African A-side take on the French Barbarians on Friday night in Durban, at Moses Mabhida Stadium. This will be the first rugby international to take place at the Stadium. 

Coach Johan Ackerman wants his SA-A players to use this opportunity to prepare for Springbok call-up. 


“You will never know when the Springboks require players because injuries sometimes occur and I’ve told them that they need to make sure that they are fit and ready to make the step up. They need to ensure that their performance on Friday will put them in line to make the step up.” Ackerman said

Team vs French Barbarians 

15 Lwazi Mvovo 14 Ruan Combrinck 13 Juan de Jongh (c) 12 Harold Vorster  11 Makazole Mapimpi 10 Lionel Cronje 9 Jano Vermaak 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe 7 Ruan Ackermann 6 Uzair Cassiem 5 Ruan Botha 4 Andries Ferreira 3 Wilco Louw 2 Franco Marais 1 Thomas du Toit.

Subs: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Trevor Nyakane, 19 Jason Jenkins, 20 Andisa Ntsila, 21 Dewaldt Duvenage, 22 Fred Zeilinga, 23 Francois Venter.